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My resume is on Indeed. Read it!

The other day, I received an emailed solicitation to work as a locums. I *have* worked as a locums, and it worked out OK for me at that time. By way of scene setting, I have worked ED and urgent care as a PA, NOT as a neonatal provider of any stripe.

(paraphrased) “Hello from Erewhon Locums Company! With our national reputation for placing the right provider, in the right position, we are looking for a provider to fill the opportunity described below!

Job Highlights: 

  • Location: (some other state)
  • Specialty: Locum Nurse Practitioner
  • 7/18/2021 – Ongoing
  • Will Wait for (some other state) License / BC
  • Schedule includes day and night hours. Usual shifts 8am-5 pm, 5pm-8am or 24 hours- a combination could be required based on needs of service. Weekends and holidays required as needed. No call required.
  • Procedures Required: Intubation, umbilical lines, PICC placement, lumbar puncture, reservoir taps, thoracentesis, exchange transfusion
  • EMR System: (Infernal EMR)

Why Erewhon Locums?

  • $1,000 referral bonus opportunity
  • Personal travel and housing concierge 
  • Dedicated support specialist for payroll 
  • Experienced credentialing team 

My e mailed reply:

Well, yes, it is a great match, aside from the fact that I’m a PA, not an NP, that I am no sort of neonatal practitioner, none of the procedures listed is in my skillset, and that I will not work in (other state) for any amount of money that you are likely to pay me. 

But, other than that, yeah. Great fit. 

2 thoughts on “My resume is on Indeed. Read it!

  1. I thought you had mentioned you are or about to retire. I get these types of emails too quite often, I haven’t been a nurse for over twenty years, I let my license lapse due to an over-site and really didn’t want to re-license after the fact. It galls me firms like this get a list from the respective states and just go down the list without checking if the license is no longer valid, or deceased. My sainted mother was an Rn and has been dead for 15 years has gotten an email…

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  2. Jesus, the hours! You’ll just work whenever.
    I remember when my second was born and I was working 2p-2a in the ED. She was fussy and the boy was up at 6 for school. I nearly had a psychotic break for lack of sleep. Told the wife I’d just start sleeping in the truck when i got home.

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